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‘A Cabinet of Rarities’: The Curious Collections of Sir Thomas Browne
Image Credit: Royal College of Physicians
‘A Cabinet of Rarities’: The Curious Collections of Sir Thomas Browne
Image Credit: Project Gutenberg

‘A Cabinet of Rarities’: The Curious Collections of Sir Thomas Browne

A new exhibition on the extraordinary Sir Thomas Browne, probably the greatest British genius you’ve never heard of.

30 January 2017 - 27 July 2017 | Visit website

Collector of rarities, debunker of myths, inspiration to writers and doctors alike, conjuror of words and witness in a witch trial.
Sir Thomas Browne is probably the greatest British genius you’ve never heard of. 

This new exhibition uncovers a man of unbounded curiosity who saw the extraordinary in the everyday, introduced over 700 new words to the English language, made his garden a ‘paradise’ and his house a ‘cabinet of rarities’. A complex and contradictory figure, he saw the divine in medicine, pioneered early science and testified at a notable witch trial.

'A cabinet of rarities': the curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne runs at the museum of the Royal College of Physicians from 30 January to 27 July 2017. Find out more here.

 

Royal College of Physicians of London , 11 St Andrews Place , Regent’s Park , London NW1 4LE

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